Thursday, July 30, 2009

Master closet - Transformed



DH started working on this when I was in India. We had discussed doing something with the closet and I had done sketches and started a design in IKEA design builder to come up with ideas last year. Nothing concrete because we wanted to explore all the options. He did the research while I was gone and started building it.
Prior to this, we just had a single rail running all the way through with a wire rack to keep clothes. I don't think I have a picture of that but it's pretty standard in builder houses in our area.

It is DONE!! My dream closet is done.

This is the best possible shot from the outside. The right wall is completely mine, the back wall is his but there is some of my stuff there, the left wall is 50/50.



Right wall
My work tops and bottoms on the right. The main dresser has my indian dresses, night suits, workout clothes, t-shirts, jeans, etc. The thin side unit has undies, socks.
More work tops on the left bottom, kurtas etc. on the top.


Left wall
His coats & t-shirts on top, my sarees on bottom


Center wall
His shirts on top, pants on bottom.


There are 2 corner units that can't be seen easily in these pictures. You can see one in the first picture. Many of the drawers are empty and there is about 2 feet of space between the closet and ceiling where I'm planning on putting some baskets with seasonal clothes. There are few thin jewelery drawers that I can use. I have a few jewelery boxes that hold some of my pieces,

Well that was our latest project. DH wanted it to be a complete surprise but he needed my input LOL! I love the way it turned out.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009



Thanks, all. For sure, DH and DS are missing me. DS is sick and it was heart breaking to hear his voice on the phone. I will be sooo glad to be back home. I am even looking forward to the flight - normally I hate it. LOL The only life-saver has been VOIP phone which we've used like anything too keep in touch. Without it I would have been depressed.

Raychill - I remember that! We must be stitching-sisters :)

This morning I sent my final laundry for the week and it suddenly hit me. This is the beginning of my trip back. Co-workers are taking me to dinner today so I will pack tomorrow night. Checkout of the hotel friday morning, catch the flight to Delhi in the evening after work. This weekend I'll be in Delhi and time just FLIES when I'm there. Sunday night is my flight back home!!!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Stitching



An entire month without any posts. I thank you to visit after such long absences from blogging. So much is going on in my life that I don't feel like spilling all of that here -- except for crafting, ofcourse. I love making craft related posts.

Quick update - I am in India currently on the tail end of my trip. It has been fine except missing DH and DS too much. This time I got the time to do all those things I want to do on when I come to India but never have time for - like taking long walks in the parks, going window shopping (and shopping), going to movies, just sitting at home (hotel) and hanging out with family, and so on. But it has been a long 4 weeks without them. It would have been so much better if they were able to come but seeing that we just visited 6 months ago, it didn't make sense. DH wasn't able to get vacation so soon and for me it is work during weekdays anyways.

So glad I brought stitching with me on this trip. It was a last minute decision to throw in something just in case I didn't feel like knitting. Turns out I haven't knit at all and have been stitching away :) Here is a before and after of my long time WIP - Tradewinds

Last update - Oct 22, 2003. Eeeek!!

4th July, 2009


I haven't filled in the mermaid face and body portion because I want to do it over-one and the printout of the chart that I have is terrible. So I moved on to the center medallion. I am so loving this project right now. It's funny how I don't stitch for long time (last time I stitched was during olympics) and then when I do get back to it I wonder WHY in the world I wasted all that precious stitching time? LOL! Just a quick overview of what I did hobby-wise in the last 7-8 months that I didn't stitch --
1 month vacation in India
15 novels (Stephanie Plum Series), one or two other novels
Knitted a pair of Socks, started 2 more socks. Made 2 scarves (maybe 3?)
Few sets of jewelery - at least 3 Necklaces, many earrings, bracelets and stitching fob (for Erin), 3 Key fobs
Few PJ bottoms for DS, a skirt for me, a skirt and a DRESS for a friend
I did stitch in Jan for a few weeks on Thistle Stop

Anyhow, I will be back in the US on July 13th. Just a week left, so much still to do - work wise as well as shopping. See you later :)